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Caregiver Podcast

Jul 2019

Interview with Cynthia Fantasia, author of: In the Lingering Light. 

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Edward Barg interviews Cynthia Fantasia, a Caregiver Bookclub author whose book, In the Lingering Light is a valuable field guide for Alzheimer’s caregivers.  Cynthia Fantasia packs courage and faith to help sustain you on the uncertain road ahead. You will receive practical guidance throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s, stories from traveling companions, nuggets of truth to care for yourself along the way, and prayers to guide you. In the Lingering Light will become a treasured resource and reminder that you not alone. 

Mar 2019

Being Smart about Fall Prevention

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Patricia Brunn, a leading expert with 22 years in the fall prevention and anti-wandering support industry about one of the most important concerns we as caregivers face - Fall prevention and our senior loved ones.

Jan 2019

An interview with Dr. Edward Smink, author of The Soul of Caregiving. 

 In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Dr. Edward M. Smink, Ph.D.  Dr. Smink is a Caregiver Bookclub author of a crucial book on caregiving called the Soul of Caregiving.   Dr. Smink has over forty years of experience in healthcare as nurse, crisis and pastoral counselor, executive leader, facilitator of mission, ethics, value and leadership formation and community health.   He is passionate about the universal values and archetypes that unite humankind and with his background in mythological studies, enjoys discovering the unique personal stories of each client that contribute to successful outcomes.  

Jan 2019

Interview with award winning caregiving author Tina Marrelli

Today’s guest is best-selling author and nurse, Tina Marrelli. Her new book, “A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself” covers almost every conceivable topic on caring for an elderly family member or friend.

From patient advocacy to end-of-life care, the book breaks down the sometimes impossibly difficult task of caring for another human being into manageable pieces. Her conversational approach makes challenging concepts more understandable for the average caregiver.

Jan 2019

Movement Disorders Interview with Dr. Rakesh Jain

In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Dr Rakesh Jain, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine.  Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain and mood overlap disorders.  Dr. Jain will be talking about an important challenge that many family caregivers face:  Tardive Dyskinesia. Gary will also be talking with a couple, Matt and Shelly and their life dealing with Tardive Dyskinesia.

Dec 2018

Interview with Richard Tapping, Leading Low Vision Technology expert

Low vision challenges face many if not most senior caregivers. In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg interviews a low vision technology expert, Richard Tapping, Vice President for Vispero, the leading global manufacturer of products and technologies that have been helping people with vision loss for over 25 years. Richard is also Vice Chair of The Vision Council, Low Vision Division. This division is dedicated to increasing awareness of low vision products, technologies and education.

Jul 2018

Caregiver Innovation spotlight Interview Bill Parks

Bill Parks is the President and CEO of PharmRight who makes Livi Automatic Pill Dispenser.  

Apr 2018

Bob Harper Interview

Celebrity fitness trainer, star of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and best-selling author, Bob Harper, had a near-fatal heart attack at the gym almost one year ago. This February to kick off American Heart Month, he marked one year on his road to recovery by launching a program with AstraZeneca for other heart attack survivors called Survivors Have Heart. This is in addition to recently releasing a popular new diet book you may have seen, titled The Super Carb Diet, which also gives a nod to his heart health.  


Dec 2017

Interview with Dr. Gayatri Devi

Gary Barg talks with Dr. Gayatri Devi about her new book The Spectrum of Hope.  Dr. Devi has been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years.

Nov 2017

Sara Merwin MPH and Karen Friedman, MD - The Informed Patient

Gary Barg discusses the new book, The Informed Patient, with authors Sara L. Merwin, MPH and Karen A. Friedman, MD